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bazooka

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noun ba·zoo·ka \bə-ˈzü-kə\

Simple Definition of bazooka

  • : a military weapon that rests on a person's shoulder and fires small rockets at tanks

Full Definition of bazooka

  1. :  a light portable antitank weapon consisting of an open-breech smoothbore firing tube that launches an armor-piercing rocket and is fired from the shoulder

Origin of bazooka

bazooka (a crude musical instrument made of pipes and a funnel)


First Known Use: 1943

Rhymes with bazooka


BAZOOKA Defined for Kids

bazooka

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noun ba·zoo·ka \bə-ˈzü-kə\

Definition of bazooka

  1. :  a portable gun that rests on a person's shoulder and consists of a tube open at both ends that shoots an explosive rocket




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